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Scientific Name: Chelmon rostratus
Origin: Indo-Pacific, Fiji
- Care Level: Moderate
- Temperament: Peaceful
- Lifespan: 5-7 years, possibly longer
- Reef Compatible: Yes
- Water Conditions: 72-78° F, dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.4, sg 1.020-1.025
- Maximum Size: 3"
- Diet: Omnivore
- Minimum Tank Size: 70 gallons
Schooling in reefs and feeding on plankton in the wild, butterflies it is a reef safe fish and can be kept singly, in a pair, or cohabitate with a small number of other butterflies. However, if it is underfed, it can pick at some soft corals. It is also a peaceful tankmate with a wide variety of other fish. It can be shy and should have plenty of hiding places within live rockwork.
It should be fed a diet of frozen and freeze dried algae, brine shrimp and mysis shrimp.